The Phoenix Club is a German banquet hall and restaurant that is known for its annual Oktoberfest event which has been celebrated since 1960. The Bierstube German Restaurant and pub, rental facilities, and events (Oktoberfest, Karneval, Bockbierfest, Maifest and Kinderfest, to name a few) are open to the general public. Members can enjoy discounts, access to more events, and participate in hobby, sport and activity groups.
Address: 1340 S Sanderson Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (714) 563-4166
Ext 2 for Booking Private Events
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“Tritt Ein, Hier Bist Du Unter Freunden”
“Come in, here you are among friends”
Happy Hour Menu
Wednesday through Friday 11am to 8:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10:30am to 8:00pm (Frühstück (breakfast) 10:30am to 2:00pm)
To place a to go order, please call 714-563-4166 then press 4
Wednesday – Saturday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Bierstube German Pub & Restaurant
The Bierstube German Pub & Restaurant is a casual German-style pub that features authentic Bavarian food alongside imported beers. The traditional German menu includes sandwiches and salads, highlighting such specialties as Jaegerschnitzel, Schweineschnitzel, Rouladen, and Bratwurst. Drinks include a full-service bar, German bottled and draft beers, German wines & spirits, and domestic beer & wine.
The Phoenix Club Activity Groups
- Anaheim Karnevalsgesellschaft (German Mardi Gras)
- Deutsche Klasse (German Language Class)
- Die Gemütlichen Schuhplattler (Folk Dance)
- Gemischter Chor (Choir)
- Jugend Tanzgruppe
- Phoenix Club Schützen Gruppe (Air Rifle Club)
- Ski Gruppe (Ski Group)
- Tisch Tennis (Table Tennis Group)
- Die Wandergruppe (Hiking Group)
- Youth Dance Group
The Phoenix Club Events
Oktoberfest is The Phoenix Clubs most well-known event but they also host many other events throughout the year. Less well known events that are open to the public include Bockbierfest, Maifest and Kinderfest, Bezirksfest, and Sommer Bierfest.
Each year Octoberfest guests can enjoy endless amounts of bratwurst, leberkase, schnitzel, and German cakes and drink Bavarian beers, wine and cocktails. There is also live music, dancing, beer drinking and sausage eating contests, costume contest, polka lessons and Sunday Family Days with kids’ activities including a bounce house.
Anaheim Karnevalsgesellschaft Celebrating Karneval
Karneval is nicknamed “The 5th Season” in Germany and starts on November 11 at 11:11AM and lasts until Ash Wednesday (which is in February or March of the following year). Karneval Season opens with Piratenball in November and reaches the peak with celebrations that end on Ash Wednesday. Lumpenball is the traditional season closer as well as an Ash Wednesday fish dinner. Kinderkarneval, a popular Children’s Mardi Gras Party, is also held during this time.
There are costume balls, costume contests, satire events, silly performances, and of course plenty of opportunities to laugh and have a drink (or two) with friends.
The Phoenix Club Membership
The Phoenix club membership is open to everyone that is interested in German, Austrian and Swiss activities, events, culture, language, and customs. You don’t have to be German, Austrian, or Swiss.
Members have the opportunity to join activity groups such as folk dance, Karneval, skiing, table tennis, soccer, and air rifle shooting.
The Club offers single and family memberships and senior citizen, student discounts.
Phoenix Club members receive the following benefits:
- Discounts in the Restaurant and Bierstube
- Free or reduced ticket prices to special shows, dances, and events sponsored by the club
- Learn to speak German in the Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced language classes (Nominal charge for books & materials)
- Eligibility to participate in numerous different hobby, sport and activity groups
The Phoenix Club Facilities
The club hosts many private events at the outdoor gazebo area and the indoor ballroom including weddings, holiday parties, graduation parties, birthdays, Quinceaneras, fundraisers, trade shows, and more.
|Banquet Seating||150 Guests|
|Theatre Seating||250 Guests|
|Square Footage||3,157 Sq. Ft.|
|Dimensions||41′ x 77′|
The Phoenix Club History
In 1960, 15 people got together to form an organization that would attempt to restore relations in the Anaheim community and work to preserve their language and customs. That small group called themselves “the Phoenix Club,” after the mythological bird that rose up from the ashes to live again.
Founding members planned and built the original clubhouse along the Santa Ana River near Katella Avenue, where the Honda Center now stands.
In 1992, to make way for the Honda Center, The Phoenix Club moved a half-mile north and built a new 27,518-square-foot facility. Currently the Club has over 1,100 members/families.
In 2021, the Samueli family, under Miramar Venture Partners, purchased the 7-acre property for nearly $18 million. No details on the plans for the property have been disclosed but the Samueli businesses also manage the neighboring city-owned Honda Center and plan to develop OC Vibe, a 95-acre community with residential units, two hotels, a concert venue, food hall, restaurants, parks and other amenities.
The Club sold the property to allow them to keep the Club going. The Phoenix Club has not officially confirmed their new location but did say they were tentatively moving to a Brea location.
|Oktoberfests in Orange County||Honda Center|
|Fairs & Festivals in Orange County||Orange International Street Fair|
|Irvine Global Village Festival||OCVibe|
Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.